WABetaInfo reported WhatsApp is trying to create local backups encrypted using end-to-end encryption. First, this feature will be tested in the beta version and will be included in the next update. WABetaInfo didn’t clear the time. WhatsApp is using E2E (end-to-end encryption) for Google drive and iCloud backups but now WhatsApp is expanding the feature to bring the same level of encryption everywhere.
🆕 WhatsApp is also working to bring end-to-end encrypted LOCAL backups on WhatsApp beta for Android! They were working on E2EE backups on Google Drive, but they will extend the feature for local backups as well. This feature will be available in a future update. pic.twitter.com/2YbulmqiUQ